Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 University Catalog 
2024-2025 University Catalog


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Magdy Farag, Chair

Mengjiao Nancy Du
Nancy Fan
Sharyn Fisk
Mohamed Gomaa
Mary Im
Fei Kang
Nian Lim (Vic) Lee
Joonho Lee
Meihua Koo
Rose M. Martin-Sheridan
Hong S. Pak

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be recognized as a regional leader in experiential accounting education through an inclusive pedagogy that transforms lives, organizations, and societies.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to advance theoretical and practical accounting knowledge through inclusive teaching, innovative research, and experiential practice in our diverse community. We strive to cultivate lifelong learning by offering high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs with a technological emphasis. We lead our students in developing cutting-edge skills to make informed decisions, uphold ethical standards, thrive in their careers, and contribute to society.

Accounting Education Program

The Accounting Department provides an education for students who wish to be management professionals with a thorough knowledge of the essential concepts of accounting and a strong background for students desiring professional careers in public, private, government, and not-for-profit accounting. The students specializing in accounting may select courses which will prepare them specifically for one or more of these career fields.

The accounting courses are taught in the framework of modern business complexity so that the students develop their decision-making skills in realistic environments and learn the wide range of ways in which the accountant’s skills are used to effectively manage an enterprise.

Prerequisite Core for Upper Division Accounting Program

Before enrolling in the upper-division courses in the Accounting Program, students in the accounting subplan are expected to have completed college-level courses in English, mathematics/statistics, economics, computers, business law, and introductory accounting.

Students must have earned a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each of the identified lower-division courses before registering for ACC 3110  and ACC 3210 . The identified courses are as follows: ACC 2070 , ACC 2080 , EC 2201 , EC 2202 , ENG 1103 , FRL 2013 , MAT 1250 , and STA 1200 

Students in non-accounting majors/subplans are expected to have met the above requirements to the extent that the cited courses or their equivalents are included in the requirements of their major/subplan.

Department Policy on Academic Disqualification

The Accounting Department may disqualify students at the end of any term if either: (1) their overall GPA, Cal Poly Pomona GPA, or their subplan GPA is below a 2.0 by 7 grade points or more; or (2) more than one-third of the units taken during the past twelve-month period do not satisfy the degree requirements. Determination of the GPA in the subplan and proportion of courses taken to satisfy the degree requirements is the responsibility of the department.

The department adheres to all university policies including those regarding repeating courses. A course can be repeated no more than two times for a maximum of three attempts.


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